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Mary F. Weeks - 12/12/2015

Mary F. Weeks

Mary F. Weeks, age 107, of Alma, died Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at Salem Township Hospital.  She was a retired school teacher and member of the Alma Christian Church.

Funeral service for Mary Weeks will be held on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 11 am at Alma Christian Church, with Howard Crapps and Ran Vanausdall officiating.  Visitation from ten am December 12th until the time of the service.  Memorials may be made to the Alma Christian Church and may be left at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem, who is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include son: Charles Andrew 'Andy' Weeks and wife Veronika of Bloomington, IL and daughter:  Phyllis Smith and husband Richard of Salem; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Mary Weeks was born on August 1st, 1908 in Alma to Howard Winks and Rose Hannah (Ross) Weeks.  She married Lloyd Wilson Weeks on December 21st, 1941 in St. Louis, MO.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son:  Lloyd Weeks, Junior in 2005.. 

Robert June Tibbs, Jr - 12/5/2015

Robert June Tibbs, Jr

Robert June Tibbs, Jr, Age 65, of Centralia, Illinois, died Saturday, November 21, 2015. Mr. Tibbs was an Over the road truck driver and owner of Tibbs Auto Body Repair. His passion was restoring cars. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family and beloved dog (Wolf Dog) China. He looked forward to talking with his dear friend, Chris Cowie every day.

Mr. Tibbs will be cremated as per his wishes. There will be a Celebration of Life held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Centralia Moose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his wife Rhonda Tibbs.

Robert Tibbs is survived by his wife: Rhonda (Sligar) Tibbs; Son: Larry R. Tibbs; Daughters: Lisa (Tibbs) Carpenter and husband Rod and Angie Tibbs and friend Mark Hamilton; Brother:  David Schroeter and wife Bridgett; Sister: Debbie Redmond and husband Frank; Stepfather: Smokey Kementz; Grandchildren: Aaliyah Williams, Tarik Tibbs, Michael, Brooke, Kristine, Brandon and Aemilia Daiber, Seth Orrill, Jordan, Lacota and Sabrina Carpenter; Great Grandchildren:  Ezra and Eli Orrill; Brothers in law: Albert Hendricks, Duane Martin and wife Mary, Troy Martin and wife Julie; Sisters in Law: Linda Hails and husband Harold, Diana Frese and husband Glenn, and Lisa Kracht and husband Gene. 

Robert Tibbs was born March 27, 1950, in Centralia, IL. Son of Virginia (Ellis) Kementz and Robert J. Tibbs, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his Mother and Father, Sister Diana Hendricks and Stepson Billy Ripley.  

Deborah Patricia 'Pat' Carter - 12/1/2015

Deborah Patricia “Pat” Carter, age 61, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 2:20 A.M. on Thursday, November 26, 2015, at her home in Centralia, Illinois.

Funeral services for Deborah 'Pat' Carter are in the care of Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois where friends may call (618)532-7321 for further information. Please view the online obituary, send condolences or share memories with Mrs. Carter's family at www.moranfuneralhome.net.

Jack Ashlock - 12/1/2015

Jack R. Ashlock age 74, of Salem, IL died November 26, 2015 at his home with family caring for him.  He retired from Swan Corporation in Centralia as a fork lift operator.  He was of the Baptist faith.  An outdoorsman, he loved fishing and watching Gunsmoke.

Funeral services for Jack Ashlock will be 7:30 P.M., Tuesday at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem with Mark Doany officiating. Burial will be private.  Visiting hours will be from 6:00 P.M. until the service hour at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the family and received by the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife:  Dee Ann Wilson; daughter April Adkins of Salem and her children Tristan and Alyssa; and her brothers David and William Ashlock and sisters Barb Clinton, Doris Wood and Shirley Hohmeyr.

Jack Ashlock was born June 5, 1941 in St. Louis, he was the son of Walter and Nella (Brandon) Ashlock.  They preceded him in death.  He married Dee Ann Wilson May 4, 1991 in Sandoval and she survives.

Carl Henry Yauch - 12/1/2015

Carl Henry Yauch

Carl Henry Yauch, 91, of Centralia, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Carl served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for many years as a machinist for Klein Armature Works.  He was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Central City and also a member of the Centralia V.F.W. Post 2055. He was a handyman and enjoyed gardening, listening to music and spending time with his family. His family describes Carl as being an excellent cook.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor Pamela Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, which is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.

Carl is survived by a son, Steve Yauch of Centralia; two daughters, Jill Watson of Centralia and Carla Taylor and husband Pat of Salem; two grandsons, Dallas Watson and Dylan Taylor and wife Emily; one great granddaughter, Madalyn Arnold and another great-granddaughter on the way; a brother, Arthur Yauch of Spanish Lake, MO, and several nieces and nephews.

He was born January 29, 1924 in Centralia, son to Aaron and Bertha Yauch. He married Erma Jean Owen on June 12, 1947 and she preceded him in death on March 17, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of more than 67 years; four brothers, George Yauch, Richard Yauch, Charlie Yauch, and E.E. Yauch; and two sisters, Louise Schlageter and Amelia Altenbaumer.

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